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Angus Kennard steps down as CEO

Having achieved three years of extraordinary growth and continuing to build a strong and vibrant business, Angus Kennard has made the decision to step-down as CEO of Kennards Hire.

To lead the business, the Board has appointed Bill Whitehouse as CEO.  Bill Whitehouse has been critical to the success of Kennards Hire over the last 30 years and is well placed to drive the business forward, particularly during these uncertain times.

Angus was the first Kennard in decades to run the business, and it was always his intention to leave it in strong hands. Few people know Kennards Hire as well as Bill.  His deep experience and wisdom, borne of many years on the front line, will be highly valuable to the family-owned business in the months ahead.

Industry comment (spokesperson Stuart Dean, Chief Operations Officer)

“These are certainly challenging times but we see plenty of potential for the hire industry in Australia. Now’s the time to look at innovative service offerings and how we can do things differently so that we come out the other end of COVID-19 stronger and more relevant to our customers.

“For example, Kennards Hire has introduced a fully contactless service. From ordering and payment through to delivery and pick-up, our customers don’t have to touch a thing. We do it all for them. And we are getting a great response.”


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